John has been involved in the Cork Choral Festival for nearly 35 years and Festival Director for the last 15 years. An Arts and Music Graduate of U.C.C., John has broad ranging experience as a choral conductor, judge and lecturer. He is also noted for his commitment to community choirs and is considered Ireland's most experienced adjudicator at international level. In 2008, John was named Cork Person of the Year as a result of his work with the Cork Choral Festival.
Bláthnaid began her TV career as a fashion reporter on TG4's 'Síle' show, presented two series of the very popular show 'Paisean Faisean' and has recently been involved in the station's newest fashion offering 'Stíl na Realt'. Born in Clare and living in Galway, Bláthnaid was a presenter of RTÉ One's 2009 traditional music series 'The Reel Deal'.
Dublin-born Rónán is a prolific musician, writer and performer in both Irish and English. He has traveled throughout the world performing with many musicians including Zakir Hussein, Lisa Gerrard plus bands Dead Can Dance and of course, the legendary Kíla.